This is a good school This school is much improved.
Teaching is now consistently good as a result of the decisive actions the headteacher has taken. Pupils attain well. Standards are above average in reading, writing and mathematics.
Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers motivate pupils to want to do their best.
New assessment systems ensure that teachers have a clear picture of how well pupils are doing so that they can act quickly to prevent pupils from falling behind. Leaders ensure that disadvantaged pupils catch up and achieve well during their time ...in the school. Governors are ambitious and effective.
They spend funding wisely to help pupils to attain well. Pupils attend regularly and enjoy all that the school has to offer. They speak highly of the wide range of interesting opportunities planned for them.
Pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. They are confident that any adult will solve their concerns quickly and ensure that they are well looked after. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Leaders do not monitor teaching and learning across the whole curriculum with the same rigour as in English and mathematics.
Their evaluations sometimes miss ways that the school could improve further. Some teachers do not challenge the most able pupils as well as other pupils in the class. Some parents feel less confident in leaders' actions, despite the improvements that make it a good school.
Information about this school
This school is much larger than the average-sized junior school. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' learning and progress. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is lower than average.
This is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils who, in this school, are known to be eligible for free school meals. Most pupils are of White British heritage. Less than a third of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and speak English as an additional language.
The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below the national average. Since the previous inspection, four assistant headteachers, who each lead a year group, have joined the leadership team. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.